UofSC VETERANS AND MILITARY AFFAIRS ANNOUNCES 5th ANNUAL VETERANS DAY 5K NOV.13
COLUMBIA, SC- The University of South Carolina Department of Veterans and Military Affairs will host the 5th annual USC Veterans Day 5K presented by Cornerstone Wealth Group on Sunday, Nov. 13. Over the last four years, the event has raised more than $52,000 to support the local Veteran and military population and has attracted 1,200 participants.
"The growth of this event over the last few years has been incredible. We're so thankful for the outpouring of support from the community, as we come together to honor veterans and warfighters in a fun, familyfriendly environment" says Jared Evans, executive director of Veterans and Military Affairs at UofSC and founding USC Veterans Day 5k committee member.
The race will start at 2 p.m. from Founders Square (located in front of Colonial Life Arena) and the race route will take participants through downtown Columbia and the UofSC campus. Food, beverages, live music, and entertainment will begin at noon and will conclude with an official afterparty following the race featuring The Stormin' Norman Band. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Big Red Barn Retreat, a local Veteran's organization whose mission is to offer integrated practices and programs that allow warriors to thrive. The practices are alternatives to traditional treatments and are available to veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders at little to no cost to them.
"We are honored and humbled that the UofSC Department of Veterans and Military Affairs has selected the Big Red Barn Retreat as this year's charity for the annual 51(" says Sutton Shaw, executive director of the Big Red Barn Retreat. "As a sponsor of the event year's past, we've always loved the energy, passion, and fun of this 5K every year, and to know that monies raised this year will support our programs for veterans, makes it that much more special."
Run, ruck, or walk with friends, family, and dogs. Registration is $25 for adults (13 and up), $15 for Veterans/military and UofSC students (with valid student ID). $10 for children ages 5-12, and free for children under 5 years of age. To register and view the race route, please visit https://uscveteransday5k.org/.
To learn more about the Big Red Barn Retreat and how it supports Veterans and service members, please visit https://www.thebigredbarnretreat.org/.For questions regarding the USC Veterans Day 5K or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Grace Salter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About UofSC Veterans and Military Affairs:
The Department of Veterans and Military Affairs is dedicated to facilitating academic excellence and professional success for all military-affiliated students and engages with the veteran and military community on behalf of the University of South Carolina (UofSC). Veterans and Military Affairs strive to establish UofSC as the premier and preferred university choice for the veteran and military community throughout the Southeast.
About The Big Red Barn Retreat:
The Big Red Barn Retreat (BRBR) is a 501(c)(3) located in Blythewood, South Carolina that provides free nonclinical services, programs, and training, including the Warrior PATHH program, to Veterans, Active-duty service members, and First Responders struggling with military and combat-related stress. Established in 2014, the BRBR helps more than 2,500 military and first responder personnel annually. All services provided at the BRBR are funded through grants and private donations. For more information or to donate, please visit www.thebigredbarnretreat.org/donate
Investment advisory services are red through Cornerstone Wealth Group, LLC dba Cornerstone Wealth, an SEC-registered investment adviser. Cornerstone Wealth is not affiliated with UofSC Veterans and Military Affairs or THe Big Red Barn.